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USS Essex Association New Membership

Thank you for your interest in becoming a new member of the USS Essex Association!

We are looking for all active sailors and veterans who have served or are presently serving aboard USS ESSEX CV/CVA/CVS-9/LHD-2 to join our association. Come join the ranks and share in the association that only shipmates who are there or have been there can.

Your Welcome Aboard Package includes the following:

  • Welcome Aboard Letter
  • USS Essex Membership Card ID
  • Notification of the Annual Ship Reunion
  • Hotel Discount Rates for each Reunion
  • USS Essex Membership Roster
  • Buccaneer Newsletter 3 times a year

Note: Annual dues are due 01 January each year.

You can either submit your New Membership form and payment through the mail, or you can submit the New Membership form and payment online. Please choose one of the following methods below:

Submit your New Membership through the mail:

Please download the USS Essex New Membership Form (585KB .PDF) print the document and fill out all the required fields. Mail your payment with the completed form to the address provided. Complete details regarding membership fees and where to send your payment are contained within the document.


Submit your New Membership online:

Please fill out all the required fields and press the "Submit" button when finished. Next, select your Membership Duration, and click the "Buy Now" button. Your order will be processed immediately.




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After you have submitted the form, you will be redirected back to this page to complete your New Membership by selecting the "Membership Duration" and clicking the "Buy Now" button below.

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If you have any additional questions or comments, please contact Eugene Schmidt or Don Szulist

The USS Essex Association is a non-profit organization



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